On the book was printed: The Arduin Grimoire, by Dave Hargrave. of Doom, which collectively came to be known as “The Arduin Trilogy”. Volume 1 of David Hargrave’s classic Arduin Grimoire series, published in during the Original Dungeons & Dragons period. Old-school D&D at its best!. The Arduin Grimoire – Vol 6 – House of the Rising , , KB. file, The Arduin , , KB. file.

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He just let the consequences of actions happen and usually had some contingency ideas ready to be put in play.

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The sort of science-fantasy found in say, Jack Grimore, seemed wrong. Over 50 different kinds of armor. There were third-party adventure packs many from “Judges’ Guild” before their collapsebut I hadn’t seen so comprehensive an addition to the game itself before. December 10, at Over melee and missile weapons, including random critical hit and fumble modifiers.

Your article is much more scholarly than mine. I don’t know if anyone today, reading those little pamphlets for the first time, can understand why they had such an impact on me and others — today the standards are so much higher, and Dave Hargrave’s lessons, such as they were, have been absorbed so thoroughly that they will hardly seem so revolutionary now as they seemed then.


This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat A new, simpler system for sequencing combat. Many years later when I took the seat after a long hiatus I set grimlire some hooks and the base location. Dave Hargrave never realized that his rules hardly mattered. Well, thanks for the link! For the historical king of Italy, see Arduin of Ivrea.

New, simple and fair rules for awarding experience.

The original Arduin suite of supplements, dungeon modules, and gaming aids were initially self-publishedbut were then later produced by Grimoire Games. The man had 6 children to feed! The box set contains the rulebook; a cover sheet with the back cover blurb reprinted; character sheets; 2 sheets of 8 cut-outs depicting trilogh magic items. Twenty distinct character races. As follows, there was contention in the RPG world that the Arduin arudin lacked cohesion.

Tables for ceiling, floor and wall traps. He also did the cover for The Arduin Adventure rule book. Some were still running mega-dungeons. November 26, at Much criticism was made of Hargrave’s combat mechanics, to the point where many Game Masters simply used either their own versions, or those of TSR [ citation needed ]. The Trilogy is several hundred pages and handsomely ardkin.


Great review and insight into one of the greatest RPG supplements to ever grace the hobby. A separate ardduin, with over a thousand entries. While David Hargrave was considered one of the “best of the best” of game mastershe was also known for having a somewhat volatile personality.

Once subversive, the Arduin Grimoire’s influence reaches today’s games

I had the pleasure of being friends with Dave for many years and even collaborating with him on a scifi game he was in the middle of developing for awhile. November 27, at 9: So read on and enter the world of action and adventure.

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To us, Hargrave preached bigger imaginary playgrounds. Emperors Choice Games offers Arduin products for sale.